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Advances in Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer: Robert H. Vonderheide, MD, DPhil (Part 1) Video

Advances in Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer: Robert H. Vonderheide, MD, DPhil (Part 1)

Dr. Robert H. Vonderheide, Director of the Abramson Cancer Center at Penn Medicine, reviews the triumphs and challenges of cancer therapy over the last quarter century, focusing on new tools and the motivation driving the focus on immunotherapy ...

Clinical Trials and Research at the Penn Brain Tumor Center Video

Clinical Trials and Research at the Penn Brain Tumor Center

The Penn Brain Tumor Center offers patients access to innovative advances in treatment -- including immunotherapy -- through personalized clinical trials.

Why Are Brain Tumor Second Opinions Important? — the Penn Brain Tumor Center Video

Why Are Brain Tumor Second Opinions Important? — the Penn Brain Tumor Center

As M. Sean Grady, Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, explains, when patients are faced with a malignant brain tumor, a second opinion from the specialists at the Penn Brain Tumor Center can confirm or clarify the initial diagnosis and, ...

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Penn Clinical Research Roundup: Breast Cancer News

Penn Clinical Research Roundup: Breast Cancer

Penn faculty, physician scientists and medical trainees frequently contribute to research in the fields of medical and surgical oncology. Both Penn and the Abramson Cancer Center have created a culture deeply rooted in research, academic ...

Penn Heart & Vascular: First to Offer Embolic Protection Device during TAVR for Stroke Prevention in Philadelphia News

Penn Heart & Vascular: First to Offer Embolic Protection Device during TAVR for Stroke Prevention in Philadelphia

Penn Heart & Vascular has become one of the highest volume treatment centers for TAVR in the United States and the most experienced TAVR provider in the Philadelphia region.

Blood Test Identifies More Treatable Cancer Mutations Than Tissue Biopsy Alone News

Blood Test Identifies More Treatable Cancer Mutations Than Tissue Biopsy Alone

Researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania found that they could identify significantly more mutations through liquid biopsy instead of a solid tissue biopsy alone.

News Updates

People in Counties with Worse Economies Post-Recession Are More Likely to Die from Heart Disease

Monday, November 18, 2019 8:30 AM

Communities in the United States that experienced the most economic distress in the wake of the Great Recession saw a significant increase in death rates from heart disease and strokes among middle-aged people, according to a new multi-institution ...

Early Diagnosis of Pregnancy-Associated Heart Disease Linked to Significantly Better Outcomes

Friday, November 15, 2019 2:18 PM

Women who are diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) during late pregnancy or within a month following delivery are more likely to experience restored cardiac function and improved outcomes compared to those who are diagnosed ...

Taller People Have Increased Risk for Developing Atrial Fibrillation

Friday, November 15, 2019 2:09 PM

Taller people have an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular and often rapid heartbeat that can lead to stroke, heart failure and other complications, according to a new Penn Medicine study.

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Physician Blog

Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:00 AM

In 2018, Forbes Magazine declared Penn Medicine the second best large employer for women in the country. This inspired us to gather 3 Abramson Cancer Center physicians, Lynn Schuchter, MD, Julia Tchou, MD, PhD, and Neha Vapiwala, MD, for ...

Friday, November 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Joseph Bavaria, MD, Penn Medicine Vice Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery and former President of the Society of Thoracic Surgery, was host for the 4th Aortic Valve Repair Symposium this year.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 12:00 AM

Penn Medicine is advancing innovative approaches to shoulder and elbow surgery by providing a full continuum of care before, during, and after surgery.

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Penn Events

2020 UPDATES IN CARE OF THE HEMATOLOGIC MALIGNANCIES PATIENT: with Proceedings from International Medical Meetings

The Rittenhouse Hotel210 W Rittenhouse SquarePhiladelphia, PA 19103 Friday, January 31, 2020, 7:30am – 4:30pm Type of Event: CME Course Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center Program Overview: This course is a comprehensive ...

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